Occasionally in training people will say something like “That’s one more in the bank,” or “I banked some miles.” Basically it is a way of earning or storing up training for some future event. Sometimes I think we pay forward our happiness with our sorrow. It’s sort of like this little story - A Jewish guy comes to Rabbi:
Rabbi, in my apartment besides me and my wife, there are also my children
and my mother-in-law and I don't have enough room! What should I do?
Rabbi: Bring a goat in the house. Let him live with you.
The guy: But Rabbi, there is no place for me!
Rabbi: Bring a goat in the house, I tell you!
In a month the guy comes again:
Rabbi, it became much worse, there is no place.
With the goat in the apartment there is no place to move.
Rabbi: Now get rid of the goat!
On the next day, guy comes to Rabbi full with happiness:
Thank you, thank you Rabbi. It is so good now, so much space!
how challenges make us appreciate what we already have. This Christmas
season I have been filled with joy. Why? For starters neither of my kids
are in jail. Yes, that is something I never thought I had to worry about
and now I’ve earned this bit of joy. Last year I struggled through the
holidays and if you are facing some serious issues I’d like to encourage
you to hang in there. Life is lived in chapters and if you are suffering this will end and
you will have banked some
happiness for the next chapter. With our sorrow we earn our happiness.
I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet. ~Ancient Persian Saying